Minimal clean-up, maximum flavor.
Cooking at home would be a lot easier if it weren’t for all the mess and dirty dishes. Well, luckily there’s a solution. These one-pot, one-skillet, and single-sheet pan recipes are not only delicious, but they basically make clean-up a total breeze.
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Transport yourself to a cozy Parisian bistro with the help of this carb-y, cheesy, savory French onion soup. Make it all in one pan then serve it in individual mugs for the ultimate winter meal.
Recipe: One-Pot French Onion Soup
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Start with whatever kind of sausage you like best (pork, chicken, veggie, or soy-based) and roast it on a sheet pan with the veggies sitting in your fridge. For even easier cleanup, line the sheet pan with foil or parchment first.
Recipe: One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
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You don’t even need to boil the noodles ahead of time. Brown beef in a skillet, add your favorite pasta shape like farfalle or penne, top it all with marinara sauce and beef broth and bring it to a boil. Add mozzarella cheese and continue simmering until melted.
Recipe: Skillet Lasagna
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This Indian-inspired recipe is similar in taste to tikka masala, thanks to a spiced, tomato-based creamy sauce. This version calls for chicken, but you can swap in shrimp, cauliflower, chickpeas, or tofu.
Recipe: 20-Minute One-Pot Butter Chicken
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Start with sirloin steak or flank steak at the base of this skillet dinner. Oh, and pro tip: pop the meat in the freezer for about 20 minutes before you’re ready to cook. It will make super easy to slice it evenly and thinly.
Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
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You can jazz up this cheesy chicken skillet with just about whatever vegetables, pasta sauce, or cheese you have in your kitchen. Follow the recipe to a T or mix it up with store bought pesto sauce and gruyère or alfredo sauce and mushrooms.
Recipe: One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach, and Orzo
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There’s only about 15 minutes of active cooking required to make this hearty soup from scratch. The rest of the time is just letting the ingredients simmer until they become tender and flavorful.
Recipe: Beef and Barley Stew
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This flavor-packed sauce is made with a handful of spices, curry paste, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Use bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, which start on the stovetop but are finished in the oven until the skin is nice and crispy.
Recipe: One-Pot Thai Coconut Chicken Curry
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Traditional Bolognese simmers on the stovetop for hours, but this expedited version is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something quick and comforting.
Recipe: One-Pot Rigatoni Bolognese
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You don’t need a special oven or any fancy appliances to make amazing pizza at home. All that’s required is a sheet pan, some pizza dough (homemade or store bought), and some creative toppings.
Recipe: Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza
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Bone-in skin-on chicken thighs are extremely affordable and so delicious. Here, they’re browned in a cast iron skillet until the skin gets golden and crispy. Then, they’re braised in a Korean-inspired sauce made with chicken broth, soy sauce, gochujang, sesame oil, mirin, ginger, and garlic.
Recipe: Skillet Korean Braised Chicken Thighs
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Introducing your new favorite recipe for pasta night. In addition to shrimp, you can bulk up this meal with just about any seafood from scallops to lobster or mussels.
Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp Parmesan Pasta
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Paella is typically made in a large pan, but this version removes most of the busy work and stove-top stirring. The result is a hands-off, big batch recipe anyone can handle.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Spanish Paella
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This Thai take on chicken soup features a creamy, tangy broth made with coconut milk, fish sauce, ginger, and lemongrass. Make it in the Instant pot or right on the stove top, and try serving it with rice noodles or steams white rice.
Recipe: Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)
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Make a big batch of this Chinese-inspired beef and broccoli because it tastes even better as leftovers after a day or two in the fridge.
Recipe: One-Pan Beef and Broccoli
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Start with any vegetables you like best and a flaky white fish such as cod, halibut, hake, or haddock. Toss the veggies in balsamic vinegar and spices, coat the fish in a store-bought mustard dressing and bake everything at once on a sheet pan.
Recipe: Honey Mustard Baked Fish and Vegetables
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Sheet pan pasta? You bet. Toss some store bought gnocchi, sliced sausage, and chopped veggies on a baking sheet, top with marinara sauce, and call it dinner.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi
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Serve this Asian inspired salmon and veggies on a bed of rice or your favorite grain. If you don’t love salmon, you can try this same marinade with anything from chicken to shrimp.
Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon With Bok Choy
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Customize this game-changing family dinner recipe with any of your favorite quesadilla fillings. Slice ’em up and serve with sour cream, guac, and salsa.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Quesadilla
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The base of this decadent soup begins with canned white beans, which are simmered with veggies, chickpeas, herbs, and vegetable broth. Topped with lemon juice and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, it’s just the dish you’ll crave on chilly winter nights.
Recipe: Nourishing White Bean and Lemon Soup
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Baked from start to finish, this oven roasted fish still gets delightfully crispy because it’s coated in flour, spices, and a mixture of panko and Italain-style breadcrumbs.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Fish and Chips
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You could order in Thai food for dinner, or you can try your hand at this one-skillet meal featuring rice noodles, chicken, and lots of veggies in a slightly sweet and tangy peanut butter-based sauce.
Recipe: The Easiest Skillet Pad Thai
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This vegetarian shawarma-style meal is made with cauliflower florets, tempeh, and chickpeas, which are coated in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lots of spices, then roasted until golden. Serve with pita bread and Greek yogurt sauce.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Veggie Shawarma
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This classic Russian recipe featuring wide egg noodles with mushrooms, beef, and creamy gravy comes together in one skillet in about 30 minutes flat.
Recipe: One-Pot Beef Stroganoff
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This meal boasts all the flavors of stuffed cabbage —tender ground beef and veggies in a sweet and vinegar-y tomatosauce — but it takes half the time to prepare.
Recipe: Skillet Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
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Never underestimate the power of a simple marinade. This one is made with cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Serve the steak in tortillas, on top of your favorite grain, or with a big salad loaded with veggies.
Recipe: Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Flank Steak
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